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with Jurassic 5 MC Zaakir (aka Soup)


Indy: What's the deal with the Dave Matthews Band taking over the new Jurassic 5 song "Work it Out?"

Z: I like the song, and a lot of people trip out on it because it's like, "That's the Dave Matthews Band what are you doing?" I'm like, "Yo, Dave Matthews asked us to get down with him." It's just about music.

Indy: Be honest: On the credibility meter, who's getting more publicity out of the collaboration?

Z: I think we're probably getting more run out of it than he is, but I don't know. It's not like I'm talking to him about it. I know it's helping us tremendously, and I'm all for it.

Indy: As far as your new album, Feedback, is concerned, there's some talk by the blogger nation that perhaps you guys have sold out on this record?

Z: It's funny, because every record we've put out, they've always said, "This one isn't better than the last." And I'm like, "You all have shitted on every record we've done." So I don't even listen no more. I'm just like, "We're doing our thing."

Indy: To be fair, the new album features not only the Dave Matthews Band, but top-notch rap producers Scott Storch ("Brown Girl") and Salaam Remi ("Radio").

Z: I'm just having fun, man. I'm having fun.

John Benson

At Boulder's Fox Theatre, Sept. 10.

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